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The Kovils Of Kerala
Index Author
Invocation Introduction
Tiruvananthapuram Bhagawathi Of Chengannur
Aranmula Parthasarathi Ambalapuzha Krishna
Sabarimalai Lord Siva Of Ettamanur
Annadana Prabhu Of Vaikom Mother Raja Rajeswari Of Chottanikara
Mother Kali Of Kodungallur Kutalamanikyam
Sri Rama's Temple - Triprayar Sri Vadakkunathan Of Trichar
Gurupavanapura The Kozhikode Tali
Tiruvil Wamala Lord Raja Rajeswara Of Taliparamba
Lord Krishna Of Trichambram Tiruvangad Perumal Temple
Major Sections
Temples Of India
Lord Siva To Be Adored The Devalayas Of Karnataka
Palani Dhandhayudhapani The Kovils Of Kerala
The Temples of North-West India Temples For The Triple Sects
Mata Kanakadurga of Vijayawada The Legend Of Mata Kanyaka Parameswari
The Temples Of North-East India Mantralya Mahakshetra
The Aalayas of Andhra Pradesh The Mandirs Of Maharastra
Mighty Atoms For Tiny Tots Lord Siva Of Sri Kalahasthi
Bhagawan Vithoba Of Pandharpur Bizarre Beliefs And Odd Traditions
Asoka Priyadarsin The Mother Of Melmaruvathur And Her Miracles
Vishnu Mayam Jagat Sarvam Sakti Mayam
The Temples Of Tamilnadu Hindu Ethos In Capsules - Vol I

Hindu Ethos In Capsules - Vol II

Hullo Tirupathi !
Uthuthshta Govinda Cum Jo Jo Mukunda The Miracles Of Gods For The Debacles Of Humans
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TIRUVANANTHAPURAM

ANTIQUITY

Among the sacred books eulogising the greatness of this thirtha, Ananthasayana Mahatmya gives an exhaustive account of its origin; though the Mahabharata and Sethu Mahatmya make some references to its antiquity. According to it this region was once a thick forest, fit for penance and parnasalas. A great Vaishnavite saint by name Divakara Muni was doing penance here with an extraordinary ardor. To put him to test, Sri Mahavishnu appeared before him as a child of unearthly charms. 

Delighted at the lovely sight, and enraptured by his enchanting comely form, going near he fondled and caressed him like that of a doting mother. The child too reacted favorably. And then the sage requested the new - found boy to remain with him for ever. The child nodded his head, but on one condition that the sage should never abuse, or lose temper at his antics and pranks. The sage smilingly agreed and brought him up with unbounded affection out stepping even that of mothers.

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